There are many ways to turn a color photo into a black and white image using Snapseed from Google. In this tutorial, I will show you three different ways that you can drop the color away and create an engaging black and white masterpiece.
Each of the methods that I demonstrate in this video has its own unique advantages. Desaturating your image using the Saturation control in Snapseed’s Tune Image toolset is the fastest and easiest way to shift a color image into a black and white. Although this method works well on some images, this is not the most sophisticated route from color to black and white.
The Noir Filter is an excellent option to try when desaturating is not enough to give your images the monochrome look that your heart desires. Noir is designed to create moody, cinematic black and white images with darkroom-inspired toning and wash effects.
Finally, the Black & White Filter provides professional-grade precision. The Color Filters option, which is available only inside of Snapseed’s Black & White Filter, provides the utmost control over the color to black and white conversion process.
Beneath the surface, the Black & White Filter in Snapseed uses some of the same sophisticated code that serious digital photographers have enjoyed for many years while working on their desktop computers in the Nik Silver Efex Pro plugin from Google. The Black & White Filter is powerful stuff and it is amazing that it will work for us on any mobile device using just our fingertips.